Catherine Carter will read from her new poetry chapbook, “Marks of the Witch,” on Friday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Former state poet laureate, Kathryn Byer, had this to say about Carter’s third book, “Stephen Spender once described poetry as ‘enchanted utterance.’ Few contemporary poets write poems that come as close to Spender’s definition as Catherine Carter. Call it enchantment or call it witchery, the poetry in Carter’s Marks of the Witch creates through its incantatory rhythms and startling imagery a voice that reveals nothing less than the mystery residing in even the most ordinary detail of our daily lives.”
Catherine Carter teaches in the English Department at WCU. Her two other books of poetry are “Memory of Gills” and “Swamp Monster at Home.” To reserve copies of any of her books, call City Lights Bookstore at (828)586-9499.